Published Jul 13, 2010After being forced to cancel their summer tour dates following Bono's emergency back surgery, U2 have rescheduled that tour for late spring and summer of 2011.
As Billboard points out, the band's European tour will go on as planned, while the North American tour will now kick off May 21, 2011, in Denver, CO.
U2's manager, Paul McGuinness, thanked fans for their ongoing support. "We're delighted the dates are rescheduled and in all the same venues we originally planned to play," he said in a statement. "It hasn't been easy to accomplish this, and I'd like to thank the managers of the many venues and sports teams across North America and Live Nation Global Touring for their help and cooperation in making this complex new plan possible. Above all, we want to thank the U2 fans for bearing with us. They're the best and the band wants to get back to where they belong, surrounded by their audience."
Tickets for the 2010 dates will be valid at the 2011 dates, so here's hoping you held onto them. The rescheduled tour dates, as well as their former dates, are below.
5/21 Denver, CO - Invesco Field (formerly 6/12/10)
5/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Rice Eccles Stadium (formerly 6/3/10)
6/1 Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium (formerly 6/23/10)
6/4 Seattle, WA - Qwest Field (formerly 6/20/10)
6/7 Oakland, CA - McAfee Coliseum (formerly 6/16/10)
6/17 Anaheim, CA - Angels Stadium (formerly 6/6/10)
6/18 Anaheim, CA - Angels Stadium (formerly 6/7/10)
6/26 East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium at MSU (formerly 6/30/10)
6/29 Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium (formerly 7/9/10)
7/5 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (formerly 7/6/10)
7/8 Montreal, QC - Hippodrome (formerly 7/16/10)
7/9 Montreal, QC - Hippodrome (formerly 7/17/10)
7/11 Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre (formerly 7/3/10)
7/14 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field (formerly 7/12/10)
7/20 East Rutherford, NJ - New Meadowlands Stadium (formerly 7/19/10)
7/23 Minneapolis, MN - TCF Bank Stadium (formerly 6/27/10)